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everybody. during the state of the union address, president obama talked about fixing the nation's infrastructure. things like the 70,000 or so structurally deficient bridges across the country. he emphasized the need to get these projects done with a combination of public and private funds and using american workers. "the new york times" reports today the president is going to talk in detail about those plans in a series of interviews. first part of the plan is called a fix it first strategy which invests $50 million in our highways bridges transit systems and airports the ones in most need of repair. congress would have to approve the money. part two would seek to and freedom to marry. we'll be back with more show on this wednesday. stay with us. we'll see you after the break. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you
. president obama's plan to tackle to its immigration laws has drawn anger from republicans with marco rubio calling the proposal dead on arrival. the debate is sure to pick up again when congress returns from its presidents' day holiday. president obama took the weekend to play golf at an exclusive resort in florida. we will take a break from the normal daily debates and spend a first 45 minutes getting your take on your favorite president. for all others. you can contact us on twitter or facebook or e-mail us. here's our facebook page this morning with a poll on your favorite president. you can put in your 2 cents on our facebook page. on facebook -- post your comments. give us who you like and why, on our facebook page. also, send us a tweet. here's a gallup poll that was taken in 2011. that was the gallup poll taken in 2011. in 2012, also -- we're getting your take this morning on this president's day. who is your favorite and why? the phone numbers -- all others, 202-585-3882. we will get to your phone calls. but voice of america put out a piece, talking about the u.s. celebrating pres
. obama has not had to listen to people who see it differently. he had to listen to 25 minutes, the left is outraged, lecturing the president, and some have taken note. dr. ben carson should be be president. the tax the rich policy is shaky and obamacare is a disaster, but the debate on what to do, what's right to do about it is back on the front burner. "varney & company" is about to begin. did you know not all fiber is the same? citrucel is different- it's the only fiber for regularity that won't cause excess gas. it's gentle and clinically proven to help restore and maintain regularity. look for citrucel today. [ cows moo ] [ sizzling ] more rain... [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live webinars. and trade with papermoney to test-drive the market. ♪ all on thinkorswim. from td ameritrade. >> i've got to tell you this was a monday morning stunner. pope benedict announcing he will step down at the end of the month, the first time a pontiff has resigned in over half
has placed it in the center of the national debate. michelle obama attended the funeral of hadiya pendleton who was shot to death near her school days after marching in the presidential inaugural parade and pendleton's parents joined mrs. obama as her guest at the state of the union speech last week. president obama returned to his hometown last week to stress the need for action on gun violence. >> last year there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city. and 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so that's the equivalent of a newtown every four months. >> ifill: in fact, just hours after the president spoke, 18-year-old janay mcfarland was shot and killed in chicago. her 14-year-old sister destiny warren had attendd the president's speech. the fallout from gun violence has extended to politics, as chicago moves toward next week's special election to fill the congressional seat vacated by jesse jackson jr. >> in the race... fill: a gun-control group financed by new york mayor michael bloomberg has spent more than a million dollars on ads attacking candidates th
, president obama is also signaling he is prepared to go it alone. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the white house says it's a backup plan but news of presidential version of immigration reform caught many on capitol hill by surprise. even one of the president's own confy dammits admits it was a mistake -- confydants admits it was a mistake to go public. ed henry has the top story. >> it was only three weeks ago president obama was in las vegas suggesting he hold back on submitting his own immigration plan to give bipartisan talks a chance to succeed. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based op my proposal. and insist they vote on it right away. >> that promise to wait until congress goes first is shattered with the republicans furious over a leaked draft over a white house plan on immigration in "usa today." >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? or does he want another to beat up republicans
with strategists from president obama and mitt romney. secretary of state john kerry is calling on congress not to make senseless reductions in foreign aid to automatic spending cuts scheduled to begin march 1. the secretary spoke at the university of virginia in charlottesville. he was introduced by virginia senator tim kaine. this is an hour. [applause] >> thank you very much. thank you so much. hello, uva. it is great to be back on the grounds. i want to say to president sullivan what a treat it is to be here with you. thank you for hosting this great occasion. to my friend robert hurt, served with him in state government and now we travel to washington together. i look forward to good work together, especially if on this occasion to introduce secretary kerry and to introduce uva to the secretary. as i walked onto the stage i had a memory. on this stage with my dear friend, uva board member alan -- in a debate for lieutenant governor, a primary debate for lieutenant governor in the february of 2001. the first debate i've ever been in as -- >> [indiscernible] [laughter] >> so good to have
of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. and so it is with president obama's most cherished block, obamacare, promises that turned out to be untrue le you can keep your doctor. your plan will change, or medicare will be. today payments will be cut, and they are steep. the program affected medicare advantage. as the medicare program in which private insurers provide health insurance to seniors and then paid back by the government. those payments now expected to be much lower. the insurance industry says $11 billion lower. the new payments rates are still not final, but the ns sent shares and health care stocks tumbling today. look at this. he managed down 11%. it rebounded slightly. still closing down more than 6%. it's not just talk oldest and denied there. paul ryan he was accused of throwing granny off the cliff. remember this? who is throwing gray off the cliff now? the effective date is with advancing years been described by the health insurance lobby is a crushing blow. the 14 million americans rely on medicare advantage now now at a disadvantage. many insurance comnies a exp
. >>> first lady michelle obama says she will challenge jerry brown and the rest of the nation's governors to make it easier for military members to get jobs after leaving combat. she plans to make the big announcement today after a white house meeting. mrs. obama wants states, including california, to pass legislation allowing veterans to get professionals credentials or licenses based on their military experience. 60,000 american troops are expected to come home from afghanistan by 2014 and the obama administration said they will need jobs when they get here. >>> also, last night, first lady michelle obama made a surprise appearance at the academy awards. >> and the oscar goes to -- "argo." congratulations! [ cheers ] >> "argo" won the night's top prize for best picture. that film directed by ben affect and produced by -- ben affect and produced by george clooney won. other big winners of the night at the oscars included -- jennifer lawrence for best actress in "silver lining's playbook." daniel day-lewis for "lincoln" >> coming up at 7:38. we'll bring you a live report from hollywood. >
to with the senate and president obama. the sequester would be in effect, but they would be rid of a lot of these cuts. but the tea party really wants the lower figure locked in. that is important for what is going on in the future returns to writing these bills -- in the future when he returns to writing these bills. the headlines around the country, where a lot of the real nuts and bolts work happens and where the more incremental changes in our government are made. >> down in the engine room. thank you very much for being a part of the "news makers." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> i think the women themselves, in many cases, were interested in politics, but had no vehicle to express that in their lives. so they were attracted to men who would become politically active or were already politically active. >> each of them, i find them intriguing. half of them, particularly because they are so obscure historical. i think half of these women probably would be almost totally unrecognizable to most men and w
news alert. we are just seeing president obama's arrival in minnesota at this hour. where he will try to rally support for gun control. welcome to "america live." i'm shannon bream in today for megyn kelly. the president is expected to make public remarks on meetings about gun violence while back at the white house his team is taking new questions about the decision to release this photo showing the president shooting skeets at camp david. fox news digital politics editor and host of power play on foxnews.com. all right, chris, your take on the timing of the release of this particular picture. >> well, obviously the president wants people to know that he is okay with guns and has touched them, has shot them and is fine with all of that. because what is happening now is that the anxieties among gun owners and among second amendment enthusiasts for what they think is going to be a broad gun control effort by the president and certainly that's what we're seeing cooking up in the u.s. senate. for these folks, they say he is out of touch. he doesn't understand. this is the president saying
about immigration to president obama. the president welcomed the business leaders to the white house tuesday. he is pushing his "pathway to citizenship" plan for illegal immigrants already living in america. many republicans oppose the idea. the president believes a new immigration system benefits the broader economy. meanwhile on capitol hill, the mayor of san antonio, texes, julian castro, told a house committee yesterday he supports the pathway to citizenship. he also addressed the guest worker program some lawmakers want. "that may be one way to do it. however, in terms of the 11 million folks who are here, certainly putting them on a path to citizenship, ensuring that after they pay taxes, they pay a fine, they learn english, they get to the back of the line, that's the best option." castro calls the country's immigration system "broken," but adds that congress is on the cusp of making progress. president obama is seeking short-term solutions to fix the country's debt problems. the president has asked congress to decide on short-term spending cuts in lieu of a bigger package of
back on capitol hill. president obama meanwhile welcomed the nation's governors to the white house. but is anybody looking for a real compromise that will avoid the chaos scheduled to hit this friday? our search for answers begins with our national political correspondent jim acosta. what's the latest, jim? >> reporter: wolf, if anything, both sides sound like they are digging in. the white house is accusing republicans of putting schools and the health of young children at risk. meanwhile, the republicans are accusing the obama administration of trying to scare people. >> welcome, everybody. >> reporter: speaking to a meeting of the nation's governors, president obama said if congress wants to stop those forced spending cuts that start going into effect at the end of the week, lawmakers better do something about it. >> these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off anytime with just a little bit of compromise. >> reporter: to get congress in the spirit of compromise, the white house is warning what's about to be cut on a state by state level. 1,200 teacher and aide j
in the world. first up, on tuesday in the state of the union, president obama challenged congress to vote on proposals to get weapons of war off our streets. but will it happen? can it happen? we'll talk to a world leader who made it happen in his nation. >>> then, larry summers on how to create jobs in america. the former treasury secretary on how the president can achieve the goals he laid out for the economy. >>> then, many worry that the world's second largest economy is headed for a crash. a rare inside look at the inner workings of the chinese economy. what's really happening there? >>> also, what in the world will get north korea to end its nuclear ambitions? i'll give you my plan. but, first, here's my take. president obama's state of the union address presented an expanded vision of smart government to create jobs and revive the economy. it had many important ideas in it. yet, he lowered his sights on the single policy that would both jump start the economy in the short term and create the conditions for long-term growth. infrastructure spending, having tried several times to pro
morning on this tuesday, february 19, 2013. the obama administration is walking back and immigration proposal after senate republicans said would hurt bipartisan efforts in congress. a handful of republican lawmakers in the house have proposed cutting spending $30 billion. should there be armed guards in schools? republicans this is your number -- democrats -- and dependents -- educators -- send us a tweet @cspanwj. or send us an e-mail. we will begin this e-mail with the hill newspaper and the house and house republicans proposing $30 million a year to fund cops in schools' programs. mark meadows and six other house republicans have proposed legislation that it spent $30 million a year on federal grants to help put police officers in schools across the country. according to a recent poll, 53% of americans believe increasing police presence at schools would be very effective in preventing future tragedies. -- we are getting your take on this this morning. armed guards in the schools as part of an overall effort to tighten gun laws. a democratic caller in florida, curtis, go ahead. ca
-span. president obama will honor the recipients of the national medal of science and national medal of technology and innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the u.s. government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. you will have it for you later in our program schedule. at the white house, jay carney held his daily briefing, addressing a number of issues including a bombing at the u.s. embassy in turkey today. >> does the president considered the attack on our embassy in turkey to be a terrorist attack? >> that is an excellent question a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror, a terrorist attack. i think this is an incident that has just occurred and i don't want to get ahead of it, is being investigated. we strongly condemn what was a suicide attack against our embassy in ankara, which took place at the embassy's our security perimeter. details are still emerging about what exactly happened, who was responsible. it is clearly an act of terror. it caused -- cost hte life about least one individual, a turkish security guard. we are working with th
obama doesn't have to face any tough questions, does he, about gas prices, about the so-called armageddon that he's predicting if the spending cuts go through. why is that? we're talking about it coming up the top of the hour and number two, greenies insist of keystone pipeline will make global warming worse and oil from canada's tar sands is so dirty it will pollute the environment more. we'll be joined by a sensible environmentalists saying the left is promoting a climate of fear. wait until you hear this, a company that sets up a fake girlfriend for you on-line, even sends fake messages and voice mails. we'll tell you how much it costs. will people really pay for this? i bet they do. we're talking about it at 9:50 this morning. let's get back to the price of oil. wow, look at that. 93.17. way, way down, down two bucks, that's a selloff. will gas prices follow? we shall see. the honeymoon could be over for the markets. the fed hints that it will stop printing. and it's just a hint. radio host and former investment banker carol roth is here. her take on that and jon cor
to get a sense on how significant a dent that could put in the relationship if president obama says no to the keystone. >> i think it depends on how it is managed between the two leaders. this is a case in which the prime minister believes this is an important issue for canada. it was understandable in the context of the run-up to the presidential election campaign the last time that he was saying no and there were other issues that were more of a local nature as well at the site, it could be accepted as something that was more in the nature of the delay and a flat-out refusal. i think it will be meaningful. it will be important how it is explained if the answer is no. what is the justification? what is the reality that is perceived to come out of it? if their reasons are door that you describe them, i will be found -- that will be found unacceptable and that would be a problem. >> in talking to canadian politicians, there are some things out of joint. a lot of it has to do with the suggestion that if canada were to do more on the climate change front, this might help us. canadian p
is not happy about barack obama. he says he is not reached out to republicans, and what role do you think the president can and could most effectively play in all of this? >> i think right now he is playing it well. i think -- >> it does seem like they're saying he needs to stay out and let congress do its work and on the other side they're complaining he is not reaching out. >> that's the whole thing in politics today. it is lose-lose. as i indicated earlier you have to find something to throw rocks at and complain about. the truth is i think he is praying it well. he is keeping some distance, and at the same time he stirs the pot when he thinks it knees to be stirred and certainly there is a real legitimate need to do immigration reform and i think he is aware of that. i think he wants to see something passed and he will do what it takes to push congress along to finally get there. >> understanding you're new to this process as a freshman congressman, give me your -- >> 40 days of seniority, i think. >> give me your gut, though. what are the chances something big gets done this session
immigration bill. a copy of president obama's plan has been leaked. illegal immigrants would be allowed to become permanent residents of this country in eight years. marco rubio had this to say. the president bill would be dead on arrival in congress leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come. stephen moore joins us now from washington, d.c. do you think that the white house plan really does throw a wrench into reaching any kind of bipartisan agreement? >> i think this was a real setback. this is very delicate negotiations. you need to find a way to let more immigrants into this country. you need to have a way where people who have been here to have a path to legalization. it has to be coupled with tougher border security. everyone knows that. for some reason, the president is basically saying, we will not move forward with the border security, but we will with these other elements. i think that is a killer. i think marco rubio is right. dagen: why leak it in the first place? in washington, there is always a reason that things come out. >>
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. if they are brought to claim it, they need to claim it quick. on january 13 of this year, president obama signed into law the 2013 intelligence authorization act which requires notification of any disclosure of national intelligence. we have not received any notification of authorized disclosures. have there been any authorized disclosures, to your knowledge? >> since you have not received any notification, there have not been. >> would you consider the information reported about the cameras and playback an authorized disclosure? >> i do not know which piece you're talking about. there has much discussion in the media and in the newspapers about this. i do not know specifically about any classified information. the fact that the administration may be going through a process to institutionalize our processes and procedures in an of itself is not a classified issue. those details that are classified, i do not know of any that came out in some of those reports. >> if there is classified information that is out there, and it was not authorized, was there a crime report filed relative to the play boo
will parade in front of the white house again. which you haven't seen much of during the obama administration. the washington press will have more on the road to tyranny. this is about political theater. when the republicans do it, we're on the fast road to tyranny and -- when the obama administration does it, the left keeps quiet. >> that's a lot. next on the rundown, is your grocery bill hundreds of dollars? you could pay a lot more coming up. that's thanks to obamacare. >>> kate upton graced sports illustrated swimsuit cover last year. who it turning heads this year? we have that information. we'll share it with you next. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it caref
. >>> and the first 30-year bond in years. the test of market sentiment ahead of the election. >>> and president obama uses his state of the union speech to urge congress to end the battle over the budget and work together to boost the u.s. economy and help the middle class. >> together we have cleared away the rubble of crisis. we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is strong. >>> there we go. >> who doesn't love to kick off a wednesday morning with the iea monthly oil report? >> they have lowered their oil demand growth expectations on weaker gdp forecasts. demand growth, 840,000 barrels a day in 2013. they've cut the forecast for opec crude to 29.8 million barrels a day. they say oil supply will hit a 12-month low in january. >> can we show crude and look at the reaction there? we'll take a look in one second. what else are they saying in this report? >> they say the non-opec supply will be rising. opec supply will be falling. non-opec supply is rising, one million barrels a day this year. then they talk about iran oil production hovering below the lowest in 30 years. new sa
the obama administration says the iranian nuclear capability is such a threat is because it would cascade to proliferation around the middle east, but love it if you could address that as well. >> i will answer the questions posed very quickly. i am just a dot middle east expert. this session on iran is talking about iran, but i have a great deal of sympathy for the sentiment. i do believe north korea is a very big problem. we often have the debate if iran is irrational. from what i understand about north korea, you could barely fill a symbol. my sense is they are not always entirely rational either and there are some things going on in that regime that could lead them to do things that are irrational and that worries me enormously. the issue of proliferation gets to north korea as well. proliferation is a very big concern about iran's nuclear ization. it is one reason i suggested it's better that if we do not have to continue going down this road and if they never crossed the with the position threshold -- teh weaponization threshold. there is a hysteria on both sides. yes, proliferation
with no intervening action or debate, that no further motion be in order, president obama be immediately notified of the senate's action, and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. under the previous order, the senate stands in recess until the senate finance committeel approved the name of jack lew of treasury secretary. iowa senator chuck grassley voted against the nomination, citing lew's role in citigroup during the bailout. here is what some of what senator grassley had to say. >> finally, mr. lew, i'm concerned about the attitude of this administration, supporters criticize the senate usually anonymously, exercising basic due diligence regarding this nominee. they don't like anyone questioning them and they don't like answering questions. despite their tactics we must continue to perform their senate vital role of advise and consent. what we've seen so far mr. lew is getting ad being paid by taxpayer supported institutions. citigroup received a taxpayer-funded bailout and gave mr. lew a piece of it on his way out
and what policy the obama administration and congress to propose to help stimulate the economy. this is just getting under way. >> a prime example of our ability to involve experts and debates on topics that are critical to the business community. i'm going to start us off today by queuing a video from christopher giancarlo of the gfi group, our sponsor, for this series. but for some want to make a brief announcement. this series, this economic series that we pose every quarter, has been accredited by the national association of state boards of accountancy to provide continuing professional education, credits for accounting professional. so we are quite excited of that and hopefully you will as well. this accreditation highlights the value of this and other programs that would hold her at the chamber. for more information on that please visit our website, or speak to some of folks outside in the registration desk. after the video i'm going to ask marty to come up directly and begin the program the first award from our sponsor, the gfi group. >> good morning. gfi group is deligh
'm tempted to describe president obama's spending and tax ideas as small ball, but they're worse than that. they represent a conscious decision to neglect some of the most pressing issues that confront our country. you might even say it's a dereliction of duty in the battle to save america. last week, the congressional budget office projected that our gross national debt will increase from $16 trillion in 2012 to $26 trillion in 2023. now, that may seem like a long way off, but just since president obama has been president, the national debt's gone up by 55%, just in the last four years. but if you project that forward to 2023 when some of these young men and women who are working here as pages will be looking at entering the work force and looking at their futures, all they will see ahead of them is debt and a reduced standard of living. this is what lies ahead for all of us unless we embrace real spending cuts and unless we deal with the unfunded liabilities of medicare and social security. now, president obama has a secret strategy for getting our debt under control, we'd all love to he
are not expecting congress to come up with an agreement. there has been a focus on what can president obama do? keystone is not the only thing we're talking about in the united states. there has been new regulation proposed. that will be where we can make an executive order happened urate also the executive opportunity does extend to keystone. the president has an opportunity there. looking at existing carbon pollution and united states, we have to tackle that. we look at keystone as future carbon emissions. the opportunity here is for the country to work on their climate target together. this should not be a finger pointing exercise. can canada and the united states meet their targets? i think canada has further to go but that can be done. >> the canadian government has said they're going to come out with regulations for the oil and gas sector. we are waiting to see what they are. if they came out with strong regulations that would meet those targets, what groups like yours say that is great? would it make any difference to the opposition to this project? >> we are interested in time a policy
. >> facing a friday deadline of billions of spending cuts known as the sequester, president obama held a conference here in washington. speaking at the white house, the president said congress can avert a sweeping, across-the- board cuts with "just a little compromise." key is joined by vice president joe biden at this event. -- he is joined by vice president joe biden at this event. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. i tell you what, i did not know jack was as good as he is. jack, if you had done that -- jack, if you had done that, i would be introducing you hear. thank you but all, very, very much. you are all much more disciplined than the place that i lived for 36 years up on the hill. you run ahead of schedule. the president is with me. thank you for being here. we have a lot to work done, from fixing a broken immigration system to rebuilding our nation's infrastructure to this new board everyone in america is learning about "sequester." this town, unlike maybe your capitols, is i hope temporarily frozen and not stopped in intense partisanship, the likes of which i have only seen
. president obama calling on congress to reach some sort of a compromise. rich edson joins us with inside the beltway news. rich: they are not even talking about friday's deadlinecoming to the white house prodding republicans to sign off on tax increases because of a budget deal to avert the automatic spending cuts. the administration's just-released a report. the sample warns more than 7000 new york children will go without vaccinations, south: will lose 100 teachers assigned to children with disabilities and more than 57,000 people will lose health on their job searches in ohio. in washington, d.c., the same old spending fight. melissa: these impacts will not all be felt on day one. but rest assured the uncertainty is already having an effect. companies are preparing layoff notices, families are preparing to cut back on expenses, and the longer these cuts are in place, the bigger the impact will become. >> what sequestration is, it is a way to cut spending. i don't agree with that, but do not cut 2.5% of the budget over a year when it is twice the size it was a year ago, give me a break
revolution, chairman of the case foundation and a member of president obama's jobs and competitiveness council. steve, good morning. >> good morning. >> a lot of inflection points in those speeches last night. but the notion of h 1 b, immigration, got a huge ovation. i wonder if you think this is real this time, and if so, what has changed? what makes this possible now? >> i think it is a moment there's now bipartisan support for a comprehensive immigration reform approach. i think people in talking about this for more than a decade, in the technology and entrepreneurial community have been talking about stapling green cards to diplomas. now it feels like republicans and democrats are coming together. so hopefully in the next few months we can build this coalition and pass immigration reform with a strong robust high-skilled immigration component. >> you're going to testify today before the senate judiciary committee on this topic. what is the net effect going to be on the effectiveness of startups in this country, on the labor market? because some are still making the market it's actu
that upheld the individual mandate provision of president obama's health care reform legislation, and i'm wondering, for those of us who are observers of the court, apart from the holding in the case, what lessons might we learn from the experience of that case? >> i hope it's a case that will be taught in law schools. i fully expect that my defense saying that this legislation fit within the commerce clause easily, that that will someday become the law of the land. i was astonished, frankly, at the majority view about that case. but i think it's a wonderful teaching tool. and as you know, the law and the meaning was a failed. achieve -- was upheld. the chief justice decided it didn't fit within the commerce power but the tax power is very broad, so what the law calls a penalty was, in fact, a tax and so it was upheld on that basis. so i do think the commerce clause ruling will turn out to be an aberration. and you can compare it to the way it was before 1937. when the court, now referred to as nine old men, and they were striking down economic and social legislation from the states, fr
, republican leaders spoke of the upcoming budget cuts, known as a sequestration. president obama is in newport news, virginia and talks about the effects of sequestration would have on them middle-class. -- on the middle class. the senate voted to confirm senator chuck hagel as the next defense secretary. the final vote was 58-41 with four republicans joining 52 democrats and two independents in voting aye. next, the 25 minute debate on the senate floor. >> it is now time for us to vote up or down on the nomination for many reasons. the nomination has been before us now inadequate time to get the information which our colleagues have asked for. there is also the looming fact of sequestration. we need to have a secretary of defense who is not only in office, but whose leadership is not in limbo, but is there. our troops need it. their families needed. our country needs it. we have 66,000 military arsenal in harms way in afghanistan. the president of afghanistan has directed the united states to remove its special operations forces from a key afghan province. our military bases key decisions abo
a stellar performer today. back to you. melissa: thank you so much. lori: president obama talking a lot about a manufacturing renaissance. jeff flock is in rockford, illinois. impressive, jeff. jeff: indeed, lori. i love these old buildings and structures. i have the mayor with me. he has been the mayor for eight years here. barber coleman was a giant manufacturer. >> yes, it was. jeff: walk me through this. i want to put some numbers up. we talk about a manufacturing renaissance. they have been shrinking since the 70s. really unabated. the fact is there has been no time in the past, well, 30 years where we had more plants open in a year then plant closed. is there really a renaissance going on? >> there is. we have to be prepared to respond where the market is today. it is not the same when barber coleman was here. jeff: nobody will build a structure like this or actually need a structure like this. >> that is right. many times it may be a smaller manufacturer. jeff: i will leave you with one other chart there. that is manufacturer workers. even though we have lost 40% of manufacturing
you the environmental impacts are massive. here is the thing. i think president obama will sign this thing over but think everything he does has some political capital attached it to. maybe it's some sort of cap and trade type of negotiations going on. >>. >> regardless of what happens. >> capital before the election before he denied having it go through. if he now says he is going pass it people will know people that were against it was for political gain. let's talk about something else on gun laws in the face of these major shootings. now in the state of washington, could it be in the law there, they have accidentally included a provision that would allow police to search the homes of assault rifle owners. apparently it does have a provision that says in order to possess a assault weapon on the effective date of this section, they are safely and secure the assault weapon. sheriff in the county can conducting an inspection to ensure compliance with the subsection. why is it interesting. the sheriff could come to the us on house and many people are concerned about that. why the
. specifically the fact that president obama is putting climate change back on the agenda for washington policymakers urging action in both the inaugural address and the state of the union and saying if congress does not meet to act the targets set forth in cope pen hague again, he will. we listened to some of the conversation between senior hill staff and administration and folks from dough and i like to know what the real significant, and how significant is it that president obama is engaging at this level. >> first of all it is great to see you and great to see everybody here. now, you asked me this question. and actually i think it is really significant that he mentioned climate in both of those occasions because if you, if you think about washington for the last few years, after the attempt to pass broad, comprehensive climate legislation in 2010 there was just no talk about climate. i mean people talked about clean energy and people talked about green jobs and people talked everything else but climate. and i think that was really a mistake. it is sort of, it understates the urgency
want to find out what you think about this policy and the move proposed by the obama administration. the numbers on the screen -- as always, you can reach out to less with social media. the addresses their for twitter @cspanwj, then facebook.com/span, or email us a c-span.org. more off the lead in washington post -- on the line to tell us more about the story is sarah cliff. welcome to the program. guest: thank you for having me. host: why this opt-out? guest: the opt-out has been an area that has challenged the ministration for all but a week -- for over a year, trying to find a balance between reproductive health and also guaranteeing religious liberty. as to the wine now part -- they have promised since about a year ago, last february, they promised religious organizations and would come up with regulations that would find a middle ground. reason we're seeing it now is because i wanted to give companies a heads up about what the compromise would look like. host: what has been the response from supporters of the president? guest: supporters of the president are happy with it. it s
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